Lightning Hits Sehor and Chhatarpur; 9 Dead

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  • Thunderstorms and ground lightning to affect major parts of the state.
  • Sehor, Chhatarpur majorly affected areas
  • Orange alert issued by IMD in 10 districts of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: MP on Friday witnessed rainfall along with lightning strikes which cost the lives of many people in the state. The last 36 hours witnessed 9 deaths in the state where Sehor and Chhatarpur districts have been severely affected.

In the Sehor district, two people were electrocuted and died on the spot. A child and a woman were killed in Chhatarpur district in another lightning incident. Previously, 3 people were killed in Bhopal and 3 people lost their lives in Vidisha due to lightning strikes.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued an orange alert warning of very heavy rainfall in 10 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Morena, Bhind, Neemuch and Mandsaur were covered in this warning statement. The IMD alert further stated that thunderstorms and lightning are likely to occur at isolated places in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Chambal.

On Thursday Jabalpur and Sagar received 90.4 mm and 64.6 mm of rainfall while Pachmarhi received 31 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Thursday.

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